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Phoenix Ascending

Apollo Chamber Players - 2017-2018Apollo Chamber Players - 2017-2018
Apollo Chamber Players - Vu Nhat TanApollo Chamber Players - Vu Nhat Tan
Apollo Chamber Players - Vanessa VoApollo Chamber Players - Vanessa Vo
Apollo Chamber Players - Kimo WilliamsApollo Chamber Players - Kimo Williams
Alexandra du Bois - Photo by Nick RuechelAlexandra du Bois - Photo by Nick Ruechel
Apollo Chamber Players - WindSyncApollo Chamber Players - WindSync
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Matchbox 4 Saturday, May. 19 8:00 PM Buy Tickets

Apollo Chamber Players

Phoenix Ascending

World Premier Commission by Vũ Nhât Tân

In Vietnamese folklore, the mythical bird the Phoenix represents regeneration, reconciliation, and rebirth. Join Apollo and guests for a season-finale concert celebrating Vietnamese culture and symbolizing the power of music to build bridges and to promote peace and understanding.

Program features three contemporary composers sharing common ideals yet hailing from different backgrounds: Vũ Nhât Tân, with the world premiere of a commission for string quartet and đàn bầu (20x2020 No. 14); Kimo Williams, a Vietnam veteran-turned composer; and Alexandra du Bois, a brilliant Millennial composer passionate about human rights. Emmy Award-winning đàn bầu musician Vanessa Võ and innovative woodwind ensemble WindSync join as special guests.


Vũ Nhât Tân: String Quartet + đàn bầu 20x2020 No. 14 WORLD PREMIERE Alexandra du Bois: Within Earth, Wood Grows (2010) for chamber orchestra and đàn bầu Kimo
Williams: Into Liquid and Quartet for Songs of Nam

20x2020 No. 14 generously underwritten by John and Lisa Jones
Vanessa Võ's appearance underwritten by John and Lisa Jones